Webinar: Study and career options in Life and Health Sciences (Allied health professions)

Webinar link
http://bit.ly/2HEpsqV (Please use this link to login the webinar on 26 Feb at 6.30p.m.)
26 February 2020 - 18:30
26 February 2020 - 19:30
26 February 2020 - 18:30 to 19:30

Students who would like to pursue their professional studies in Life and Health Science in the future are encouraged to join the British Council’s upcoming event – Webinar: Study and Career Options in Life and Health Sciences on Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 February.

Academics from up to 8 UK universities will be participating in the event to talk about the study and career options in three main subject areas below:

  • Allied health professions (26 Feb)
  • Biosciences (27 Feb)
  • Medicine and allied subjects (28 Feb)

They will provide a broader knowledge in Life and Health Sciences related fields and what future career opportunities lie ahead after completing your study in UK.


Careers in Allied Health Professions: Exploring Alternative Pathway to Physiotherapy

Do you know the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) comprise of 14 distinct occupations? According to National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, ‘AHPs form the third largest clinical workforce in health and social care’. In Hong Kong, due to rising of ageing population, more qualified allied health professionals are required to join the healthcare workforce. If you are interested in the industry, academic speakers will explain the difference between Sports Sciences (Rehabilitation Psychologist), Chiropractic Sciences (Chiropractor) and Physiotherapy (Physiotherapist) This will give you more ideas what career options offer you after graduation.

Speakers' profile

Dr. Will Young
Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Psychology
Sport and Health Sciences School of Sport and Health Sciences
University of Exeter

Dr Will Young is a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Psychology and joined the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter in 2019. His research relates to the topic of falls prediction and prevention, both in older adults and people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s. He conducts this research both in the laboratory (using virtual reality, eye tracking and biomechanical analyses) and in the community (working with Physiotherapists and clinicians specialising in neurological rehabilitation) with the goal of developing practical and low-cost strategies to help prevent falls and improve mobility. [More]

Dr. Karl New
Head of Clinical Physiology
Faculty of Life Science and Education
University of South Wales

Dr Karl New is the Head of Clinical Physiology at the University of South Wales, who directly manages internationalization of the School and Chiropractic programme in particular.

His teaching and research areas are in Clinical/Exercise Physiology & Biochemistry. He is a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, The Physiological Society, American College of Sports Medicine, American Physiological Society, American Heart Association and am an advisory board member to the Wales Virtual Institute of Health & Exercise Science.